Image from BlackIllustrations.com By Toni DiMella Even pre-covid, everyone left campus at the end of a semester tired. After 15 weeks of grading, schedule changes, advising, and administrative duties, everyone’s goal is to make it to the start of the break. After a few Netflix marathons and a week or two without grading, you begin … Continue reading Maintaining Presence All Semester
Accessibility Symbols from Respaut (2018) How Designing for Accessibility Will Improve User Experience (Part 2) By Kristen Stevenson There are several simple steps that you can take to ensure course content is accessible to all students, regardless of need or preference. While you may need to remind yourself of these steps at first, it is … Continue reading Providing Accessible Documents
The Flipped Classroom By Toni DiMella In my junior year of my undergrad, I convinced my advisor to let me register for Intermediate Italian II. I know some Italian, but not enough for an upper-level 200 course. However, that’s the one that fit my schedule (online classes were a pipe dream then), I was still … Continue reading Come Si Dice “I did study!”?
Image from "The Myths of the Digital Native" by C. Flathery (2015) By Toni DiMella We’ve all heard the claims. Today’s students are tech-savvy with a short attention span and need to experience content in multiple ways, often simultaneously. Those born after 1984 have never known the world without technology. They grew up on Nintendo, … Continue reading The Myth of the Digital Native
Image from Ars Technia's "How to make the best of iOS6's Do Not Disturb Feature" By Kristen Stevenson We are reminded everywhere we turn that these are not, well, normal times. It’s broadcast from the rooftops, on media and social media, in journal articles, and in conversations. We don’t need reminders to know that education … Continue reading Using Technology Wisely: The New Tech “Normal”